The proposal of healthcare rationing based on age elicits diametrically different reactions from diverse groups. Philosophers, bioethics and medical ethics, Republicans, Democrats, academics, aging advocates and the list goes on have all weighed in on this very controversial topic. Your Required Studies this week intended to provide you with a variety of perspectives which you can expand upon by also reading the Recommended Studies should you desire.

Do you believe age-based healthcare rationing is an ethical approach to reducing healthcare costs? Defend your answer.

Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.

These optional resources are recommended to enhance your overall learning experience.

Aged-Based Health Care Rationing: Challenges for an Aging Society (1990) Retrieved from http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/iie/v3n3/age.html

Why the Elderly Should Support Health Care Rationing (2013) Retrieved from http://www.over65.thehastingscenter.org/why-the-elderly-should-support-health-care-rationing/

Sequester Falsely Pits ‘Greedy Geezers’ Against the Young (2013), Retrieved from http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/04/column-miller-richretiree-idUSL2N0CQ1GR20130404

Why I Hope to Die at 75, Retrieved from
http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/why-i-hope-to-die-at-75/379329/